||Muhuhu (Brachylaena hutchinsii)
||Also known as muhugu, mubuubu, watho, mvumvo, mshenzi.
||Grows in east Africa.
||Usually straight grained with a very fine, even texture. Dark yellowish brown heartwood (sometimes with darker streaks) and narrow grayish sapwood. Exudes a pleasant odor when machined.
||Very heavy, hard and dense, with a high resistance to abrasion, high crushing strength, and low shock resistance and stiffness.
||Exudes a pleasant odor when machined. Very heavy, hard and dense, with a high resistance to abrasion, high crushing strength, and low shock resistance and stiffness. Stable in use and quite durable. Difficult to machine – has tendency to burn and gum up cutting edges. Good turning properties. Pre-drilling required for screwing and nailing. Stains and polishes to a very nice finish. Ideal for heavy duty flooring due to its abrasion and wear resistance. Aromatic oil extracted from wood for use in perfumes.
||Also used for carving, turnery, heavy construction, decking, door and window frames, and as a substitute for sandalwood for cremation purposes.